I have to give full credit for the phrase “cheap and cheerful” to my great friend Pam. The words are amazingly applicable to many things including this trellis:
I planted Burpee‘s Galaxy Mix climbing sweet peas today. The seeds are from 2005 so I am curious to see how many germinate.
I found a bunch of barely-held-together old windows in our garage, broke out the glass and stapled chicken wire to one side. Last year I trellised my cucs on them. If I wasn’t so impatient I would have scrubbed the flaking paint off of the frames before sticking in soil. Next year.
In other edible news: Everything is popping up that I planted on March 19 & 21.
While trolling your blog today I saw this entry about cheap and easy sweet pea trellises. Another good idea along this line is using those circular wire tomato trellises. I tried it last year with excellent results. Just stick them in the ground here and there–seed don’t necessarily have to be in rows, even–and up they come and latch on perfectly.